Articles (Fiction)

How does Science Trump Myth?
(The Big Questions)

How do scientists come up with valid theories?

Achilles Heel
(Safe Summer)

Whenever I read this story, I ask myself: Is this part of the body really so vulnerable that the Ancient Greeks created a myth about it?


The Mysterious Case of the Bermuda Triangle
(The Big Questions)

As mysterious as it would read, when you dig deeper, the case becomes less puzzling!

Anatomy of Myth (2)
(The Big Questions)

What makes myths dangerous is that they are developed through verbal tradition, ironically, commonly believed myths are scientific.


Interstellar: A Journey into Knowledge
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

Although Interstellar is a science-fiction movie, it does not depart from reality entirely; it introduces people to Theoretical Physics.


Anatomy of Myth (1)
(The Big Questions)

In ancient times, humans did not have the technology to explain ideas scientifically so they created fictional stories to explain the mysteries of life.

The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Back to Nature)

Scientists claim that the dream of resurrecting extinct animals may very likely come true. Will the woolly mammoth walk the Earth again?


Atlantis: The Lost Civilization
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Unlike many legendary stories the origins of which have been lost, we know when and where the story of the Lost City of Atlantis first appeared.


The Rite of Spring
(Science and Art)

Fantasia has held a special place in my heart. I remember watching it as a little kid, and still vividly recall its segments.

The Science behind Up!
(Science at Home)

Look up in the sky! It is not a bird! It is not a plane! It is not even a superhero! It is a flying house!


Turning the Mind Inside Out
(Behavioral Sciences)

“There are emotions we have all shared: joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness. Ever wonder where all those emotions really live?” 

Fire Breating Dragons
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

While most scientists believe that dragons are the product of the rich imagination, some  believe that they one day roamed the Earth and might have been the last surviving dinosaurs.


The Fifth Element on the Big Screen
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

The mysterious powers and connotations of the elements inspired screen writers and directors to create a number of remarkable works, one of which is Luc Besson’s 1997 production “The Fifth Element”.


Mining the Sky
(Astronomy and Space Sciences)

The plans of the Planetary Resources company to launch a privatized space mining operation is definitely the stuff of science fiction made reality. 

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